Rail Freight & Logistics

Rail Freight and Logistics

Our innovative research has enabled NewRail to become a leading research partner investigator in many European funded freight research projects.

A competitive, efficient, reliable and above all sustainable freight transport system can be achieved with an intermodal and co-modal approach.

Road and rail will compete with, as well as complement each other, increasing freight capacity, reducing accidents involving citizens and improving quality of life through a better environment.

As a comprehensive solution, it's essential to look at door-to-door scenarios including urban freight and last mile issues. The research activities of the Rail Freight and Logistics Group have been focusing on a number of specialised areas:

intermodal rail freight and rail operations issuesinnovative rail freight vehicle conceptsport centric logisticstelematic control and monitoring of freightregulatory framework relating to freight and urban freight issues

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Rail Freight and Logistics EU Projects

Rail Freight and Logistics (RFAL) is currently involved as a partner in the following EU funded projects:

RFAL also coordinated the three recently completed EU funded projects:

RFAL has participated in many successfully completed EU funded projects. These include; online logistics benchmarking tools and an intermodal route finder, eFreight issues and an internet platform for cargo. We also work to achieve best practices in road, rail and urban freight solutions.

Our work encompasses rail, urban logistics, green corridors and clean vehicles. We research the implications of the European Commission's aims to increase rail freight capacity and encourage sustainable distribution.

Our research focuses on a number of specialised areas, including the fast-growing sustainability agenda for cities of the future.

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